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HER Number:MDV44732
Name:Guard and storehouse at Berry Head Fort No. 1, Brixham

Summary

A combined guard and storehouse built between 1798 and 1802. A single storey building with two rooms, the southern one of which may have had a fireplace.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 941 561
Map Sheet:SX95NW
Admin AreaTorbay
Civil ParishBrixham
Civil ParishTorbay
DistrictTorbay
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIXHAM

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX95NW/16/3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILITARY BUILDING (Built, XVIII to XIX - 1798 AD to 1802 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Building depicted.

Pye, A.R., 1989, Berry Head Fort, Brixham. An Archaeological Assessment, 34 (Report - Assessment). SDV362497.

In the interior of the fort are the remains of a guard/store house.

Pye, A.R. & Slater, W.D., 1990, Berry Head Fort, Brixham, An Archaeological Survey, 11-12, Figs 15-16, Pl. 7, 8 (Report - Survey). SDV362493.

Guard and storehouse built 1798-1802. A single storeyed building of roughly dressed limestone rubble. It has rooms, the southern of which possibly contained a fireplace in the north wall. Both were entered through a now demolished east wall. The dividing wall has also largely been demolished, as has the central position of the west wall. Most of the west, north and south walls survive to full height. Large areas of mortar rendering survive on the external walls, together with impressions of hung slates. Small patches of plaster render are also present on the internal faces. The roof was probably flat, or with timber gables. Two small cubicles at the rear are probably privies or storerooms.

Watts, M., 2020, Guard and storehouse at Berry Head Fort No. 1 (Ground Photograph). SDV364099.

The ruined guard and storehouse with the magazine in the background.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

Ruined building depicted.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV362493Report - Survey: Pye, A.R. & Slater, W.D.. 1990. Berry Head Fort, Brixham, An Archaeological Survey. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. EMAFU 90.10. Hardcopy + Digital. 11-12, Figs 15-16, Pl. 7, 8.
Linked documents:1
SDV362497Report - Assessment: Pye, A.R.. 1989. Berry Head Fort, Brixham. An Archaeological Assessment. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit. EMAFU 89.04. Hardcopy + Digital. 34.
Linked documents:1
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #128570 ]
SDV364099Ground Photograph: Watts, M.. 2020. Guard and storehouse at Berry Head Fort No. 1. Digital.
Linked images:1

Associated Monuments

MDV20083Part of: Berry Head Fort No. 1, Brixham (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7797 - Architectural Survey by DA Buildings Section 1988
  • EDV7832 - Documentary research on the Berry Head Fort
  • EDV7834 - Archaeological Assessments of the Berry Head Forts

Date Last Edited:Feb 13 2021 4:58PM